Is It the End of the World?

February 2021 Feature Someone asked me recently, in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, “Is it the end of the world?” He pointed to the present situation as unprecedented; as one that is shaking the world. The reality is that, while the current pandemic is severe and...

Smart Phones and Not-so-smart Persons?

December 2020 Feature Apple officially released the first iPhone on June 29, 2007, and with almost ten upgrades later, it has brought about significant changes in our lives.  In tandem, the development of the Android smartphones, has revolutionised the way we live. ...

Fighting With One Hand Tied Behind Our Backs

November 2020 Feature Protestant churches in Singapore, as a whole, have expressed their firm opposition to sexual relationships and marriage between members of the same sex. I agree wholeheartedly with this position. There are, however, certain aspects of the life...

The Poor You Will always Have: A Reflection on Poverty

October 2020 Feature In her book, This is What Inequality Looks Like (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2018), the sociologist Teo You Yenn gauges that ‘roughly a fifth of the resident population of Singapore could be defined as poor.’ This estimate presenting a high proportion...